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Issues, Reasons & Conclusions

Issues, Reasons & Conclusions

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Overview for This Lesson 0:15
    • The Courtroom
  • Issues 2:34
    • Example
    • Descriptive Issues
    • Prescriptive Issues
    • Difference Between Descriptive and Prescriptive Issue
  • Conclusion 6:41
    • Example
    • Are Conclusions Opinions?
    • Two Kinds of Opinions
    • M. Neil Brown's Definition
    • Finding a Conclusion
    • Finding a Conclusion, Continued
    • Presenting a Conclusion
  • Reasons 13:55
    • What Are the Reasons?
    • Finding a Reason
    • Presenting Reasons
    • Kinds of Reasons: Empirical Evidence
    • Kinds of Reasons: Logical Appeals
  • Evaluating Reasons 19:12
    • Sample
    • The Courtroom
    • Are All Reasons Equally good?
  • Assignment: Self Reflect 20:49
  • Assignment: Read 21:44